Perikles and his Circle (Paperback)Anthony J. Podlecki (author)
- We can order this
Podlecki examines Perikles' actions and interactions with a large and varied circle of friends, acquaintances, and political adversaries and shows how his circle of friends advised and influenced his development as a leader. Perikles, the 'first citizen', as Thucydides termed him, was a man characterised by a subtle versatility and tenacity of purpose. Of paramount importance was that Athenians be made to appreciate their superiority, and also develop a willingness to assert it, even if that meant war with the Spartans and their allies. Podlecki examines the wealth of sources and documentation on Perikles to provide a lucid account of the achievements of the man, which is both comprehensive and eminently readable.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 14 mm
"Every Greek historian will need to consult this book, shelving it next to Philip Stadter's Commentary on Plutarch's Perikles (1989)." - Stewart Flory, American Historical Review
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review